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The Right to the (New) City: Art, New Town and the Commons

Abstract

6 July 2016 10:00-18:00
Buszy Building/The Old Bus Station, Milton Keynes


Can renewed ideas about the commons and collectivity offer a progressive way forward? MK Gallery with the Open University presents a major symposium investigating the term "commons" and what this means for planned urban centres. Includes a keynote presentation from Maria Lind (Tensta Konsthall) and guest speakers Stavros StavridesBik Van der PolCLUSTERMarysia LewandowskaEd Webb-Ingall, Gillian Rose, David Harding, Gareth Jones, La Fundacion de los Communes, Sophie Watson, Brave New Alps and others. Organised by Claire Louise Staunton (MK Gallery/Inheritance Projects) with Alec Steadman (Arts Catalyst/Cemeti Art House).



Symposium Schedule

10:00 Registration

10:30 Introductions


10:40 New video commission by Stuart Whipps introduced by Gill Perry (Open University)


11:00 DEFINING THE COMMONS

Stavros Stravides (author of Urban Commons), Brave New Alps, chaired by Sophie Watson (Open University)


12:00 COMMONING PRACTICES

Ana Mendez de Andes (Madrid City Council/ La Fundacion de los Comunes), CLUSTER (Cairo), Marysia Lewandowska, chaired by Alec Steadman (Arts Catalyst/Cemeti Art House)


13:20: LUNCH


14:20 Keynote: Maria Lind (Tensta Konsthall)


15:10 NEW TOWN PRACTICES

Bik Van der Pol, David Harding, Gareth Jones


16:30 BREAK


16:45 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

A) Community Media Roundtable: Ed Webb Ingall (Royal Holloway) with Ismail Bingor (People Make Videos), Gillian Rose (Open University), Roger Kitchen (MK Living Archive)


B) Community Asset Workshop: Will Cousins (David Lock Associates)


C) Commons Tour: Darren Umney (Open University)


17:45 Closing Remarks

18:00 Drinks provided by MK Food Revolution

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